Staying ahead of the artificial intelligence curve with help from MIT
In August, the young artificial intelligence process automation company Intelenz, Inc. announced its first U.S. patent, an AI-enabled software-as-a-service application for automating repetitive activities, improving process execution, and reducing operating costs. For company co-founder Renzo Zagni, the patent is a powerful testament to the value of his MIT educational experience.
As he continued to build his startup, one key to demystifying machine learning came from MIT Professor Regina Barzilay, a Delta Electronics professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a member of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. “Professor Barzilay used real-life examples in a way that helped us quickly understand very complex concepts behind machine learning and AI,” Zagni says. “And her passion and vision to use the power of machine learning to help win the fight against cancer was commendable and inspired us all.”